Boise Philharmonic's Children's Concerts are an annual event, dating back more than a decade. Each year the concerts are designed to correlate with standard Idaho curriculum, a collective effort by the school district's Superintendents, educators and the Boise Philharmonic.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, these performances are free to local school children.
Each year, nearly 14,000 children attend these exciting orchestral performances. For many students, this event is a first opportunity to hear live symphonic music.
Tues, Jan 8, 2013 9:40 & 11:00AM – Performance @ MC
Wed, Jan 9, 2013 9:40 & 11:00AM – Performance @ MC
Thurs, Jan 10, 2013 9:40 & 11:00AM – Performance @ NNU
Tues, Jan 15, 2013 9:40 & 11:00AM – Performance @ NNU
The Music of Sound: 2012-2013 Season where the Music of Sound will introduce your students to the sounds made by the instruments of the orchestra. The Music of Sound will discuss the science behind how the orchestral instruments work, with music of Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and Honnegar.
This year’s concert features A Musical Tour of America, traveling across a geographical landscape of rivers, mountains, oceans and the Grand Canyon. It includes Grofe’s Grand Canyon Suite and Symphony No. 9, From the New World, by Antonin Dvorak. Also featured will be a new composition written just for us by Idaho Composer, David Alan Earnest, depicting an airplane ride across America.
Musical Tour of the Solar System
January 25-27 - 14,000+ students
3rd - 5th grade
In January 2011, the Boise Philharmonic will perform nine full orchestral concerts leading students through a galactic adventure through the Solar System. Gustav Holst's The Planets will be performed and in tandem, Barbara Morgan, Astronaut & Teacher shares her personal experience in space. Prior to coming to the concerts, most students have completed a unit on the planets provided by the Education Director of the Boise Philharmonic.
Left to Right: Barbara Morgan, Astronaut/Teacher, Student artwork from Planets unit.
The Children's Concerts are generously sponsored by
Jeker Family Trust
Home Federal Foundation
Boise State University
Office Max Boise Community Foundation
Gladys E. Langroise Trust
Idaho Community Foundation
Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation
Idaho Commission on the Arts
Boise City Dept. of Arts & History
Morrison Center Endowment Foundation